Interest rate hike decision could come “at turn of the year – Bank of England Governor Mark Carney

first_imgThursday 16 July 2015 3:34 pm A decision on an interest rate hike – the first since the financial crisis – will be made by policymakers at the end of the year, Bank of England governor Mark Carney said in a speech on Thursday.Read more: Sterling jumps after Carney says interest rate hike “moving closer” The UK’s economic recovery has sparked anticipation of an interest rate rise from their historic low at 0.5 per cent, and recent public statements from Carney have fueled optimism that growth will trigger a rate hike.In a speech in Lincoln on the Magna Carta, Carney signalled that the economy has “been growing above trend for a year” and that “unemployment has fallen sharply” but also pointed to “international risks” such as the precariousness of Greece and China’s slowdown.Carney said:In my view, with the healing of the financial sector and the lessening of some of the headwinds facing the economy, that concern has become less pressing with the passage of time…In the current circumstances there is no need to wait to raise rates because of a risk management approach and run the risk of inflation overshooting target.In my view, the decision as to when to start such a process of adjustment will likely come into sharper relief around the turn of this year.In light of the speech, economists at IHS Global Insight forecast that the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) central bank will lift rates from 0.50 per cent to 0.75 per cent in February 2016 but admitted: “We have become markedly less confident in this call and there is clearly now a very real possibility that the MPC could act before the end of 2015, most likely in November.” Share Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailUndoSwift VerdictChrissy Metz, 39, Shows Off Massive Weight Loss In Fierce New PhotoSwift VerdictUndoMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity WeekUndoPost FunKate & Meghan Are Very Different Mothers, These Photos Prove ItPost FunUndoComedyAbandoned Submarines Floating Around the WorldComedyUndoForbesThese 10 Colleges Have Produced The Most Billionaire AlumniForbesUndoGameday NewsNBA Wife Turns Heads Wherever She GoesGameday NewsUndozenherald.comMeghan Markle Changed This Major Detail On Archies Birth Certificatezenherald.comUndoEquity MirrorThey Drained Niagara Falls — They Weren’t Prepared For This Sickening DiscoveryEquity MirrorUndo Show Comments ▼ Tags: Bank of England Mark Carney People UK interest rates whatsapp Interest rate hike decision could come “at turn of the year – Bank of England Governor Mark Carney whatsapp Joe Hall last_img read more

A scientific conference invited only women on stage. Then came the backlash

first_img What’s included? Biotech A scientific conference invited only women on stage. Then came the backlash Adobe What is it? Unlock this article — plus daily coverage and analysis of the biotech sector — by subscribing to STAT+. First 30 days free. GET STARTED A version of this story appeared in “Go West,” STAT’s weekly newsletter about West Coast life sciences, health care, and biotech. Sign up here to receive it in your inbox.SAN FRANCISCO — The organizers wanted to do something different with their new meeting, as a corrective to what frustrated them about the usual scientific gatherings. And then one of the planners suggested an idea: What if they only invited women on stage? STAT+ is STAT’s premium subscription service for in-depth biotech, pharma, policy, and life science coverage and analysis. Our award-winning team covers news on Wall Street, policy developments in Washington, early science breakthroughs and clinical trial results, and health care disruption in Silicon Valley and beyond. By Rebecca Robbins Feb. 27, 2019 Reprints GET STARTED Daily reporting and analysis The most comprehensive industry coverage from a powerhouse team of reporters Subscriber-only newsletters Daily newsletters to brief you on the most important industry news of the day STAT+ Conversations Weekly opportunities to engage with our reporters and leading industry experts in live video conversations Exclusive industry events Premium access to subscriber-only networking events around the country The best reporters in the industry The most trusted and well-connected newsroom in the health care industry And much more Exclusive interviews with industry leaders, profiles, and premium tools, like our CRISPR Trackr. Log In | Learn More Tags microbiomeresearchlast_img read more

Is sexual desire a medical issue? An experimental drug for women revives an intense debate

first_img Hyacinth Empinado/STAT Leave this field empty if you’re human: Skeptics of drugs like Addyi and bremelanotide argue that they’re not dismissing the distress that comes with conditions like HSDD; they’re taking it seriously by acknowledging the nuances of human sexuality. To Emily Nagoski, a sex educator and author, prescribing drugs for desire runs the risk of pathologizing normal sexual function. What women diagnosed with HSDD need “is not medical treatment, but a thoughtful exploration of what creates desire between them and their partners,” Nagoski wrote in the New York Times before Addyi’s approval.To Tiefer, sexuality is best understood through what she calls the dancing model. Dancing, like sex, requires a having body, but no one would study the art of ballet by cracking open Gray’s Anatomy. So why, Tiefer asks, would anyone isolate the biology of sex at the expense of its other facets?  “Sex is a construct,” Tiefer said. “There’s a body — a penis, a vagina, a circulatory system. And then there’s relationships, people, marriage. But there’s really no such thing as ‘sex.’”AMAG’s approach to the biology of sex begins in the brain. Desire, the company argues, is governed by a compromise between excitatory and inhibitory neurons. Women with HSDD are imbalanced toward inhibition. Bremelanotide, which targets an excitatory receptor called melanocortin 4, is meant to even things out, improving desire and reducing distress.The drug, self-administered through a tiny needle that goes under the skin, met its goals in a pair of clinical trials involving more than 1,200 women. At the median, bremelanotide decreased distress by one point from baseline on a four-point scale. The results in desire were smaller, with the median patient seeing an improvement of just .6 from baseline on a scale that ranges from 1.2 to 6. AMAG, which licensed bremelanotide from Palatin Technologies in 2017, argues that such an improvement is enough to spell a real benefit for women with HSDD. The scale comes from a questionnaire that asks women how often and how intensely they want to have sex. AMAG’s goal was never to maximize scores, Chief Medical Officer Dr. Julie Krop said, but to move the needle such that each woman might return to her own definition of normalcy.“We’re not trying to prescribe a one-size-fits-all desire,” Krop said. “It’s about empowering women to have the choice and the ability to restore their desire where they think it’s been robbed.”The distress of HSDD can overburden relationships and spill over into the workplace, said Dr. Sheryl Kingsberg, chief of behavioral medicine at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center. Even a seemingly marginal benefit can have outsized impacts on women’s quality of life, she said.“While it may look sort of modest to a statistician or to a layperson, it is meaningful to my patients,” said Kingsberg, who has led studies of bremelanotide and served as a paid adviser to AMAG.But finding the women who might benefit from bremelanotide will likely be a challenge, AMAG acknowledges.HSDD is a diagnosis of exclusion. A woman must perceive her sexual desire to have diminished, and she must consider that change to be distressing. But for her condition to be HSDD, a doctor must rule out every other possible cause of her waning sex drive, whether it be a relationship problem, the side effects of another medicine, or the lasting impact of a surgery.That’s largely why Wall Street has taken a dim view of bremelanotide’s commercial future. Addyi’s failure looms in the minds of investors. That drug, marketed by Sprout Therapeutics, has seen its sales fall by more than 90% since its 2015 approval, according to the drug industry research firm IQVIA. There’s already a marketed treatment for HSDD in the form of a pill called Addyi, a drug whose 2015 FDA approval came with intense debate over whether sexual desire was indeed a medical issue. Addyi has since become a commercial nonentity, in large part because women are restricted from drinking alcohol before taking it. The controversy around the drug’s approval faded along with its meager sales.advertisement HealthIs sexual desire a medical issue? An experimental drug for women revives an intense debate By Damian Garde June 20, 2019 Reprints Exclusive analysis of biopharma, health policy, and the life sciences. Please enter a valid email address. The drug, bremelanotide, is an on-demand therapy for women with hypoactive sexual desire disorder, or HSDD, which is defined as a distressing loss of interest in sex. And its Massachusetts-based manufacturer, AMAG Pharmaceuticals, hopes the drug can do for sexual desire what Viagra did for erectile dysfunction. It could win FDA approval as early as Friday. About the Author Reprints [email protected] @damiangarde Addyi’s biggest barrier to success was an FDA-imposed restriction on women drinking alcohol before taking the drug, according to analysts. Bremelanotide shouldn’t have that issue, according to SVB Leerink analyst Ami Fadia, but it’s still unlikely to bring in outsized revenue for AMAG. Women might balk at the idea of reaching for an injector pen before sex, Fadia said. And while there are roughly 5 million women in the U.S. who could be candidates for bremelanotide, “the more difficult question to answer is what percentage of those women are really seeking treatment,” she said. “That’s where the numbers can start to get very small.”Krop, AMAG’s head doctor, knows the company has work to do when it comes to educating women and their doctors about HSDD. The company built a website called UnBlush.com that serves as “a place for women to speak up and get answers about low sexual desire that frustrates us,” according to its homepage. Included are video testimonials, animated GIFs, and a quiz promising to tell women whether they have the symptoms of HSDD.Kingsberg, who practices clinical psychology, said she hopes the future of female sexual dysfunction mirrors the recent history of depression. Doctors once looked at depression as a psychosomatic disorder, outside the reach of medicine. The advent of drugs like Prozac gave them something to prescribe, Kingsberg said, transforming diagnosis and treatment in the process.  “HSDD is exactly the same,” she said. “Women suffer in silence not knowing that it’s a condition that is real — and that is treatable.” But bremelanotide, which promises a similar effect with fewer side effects, has rekindled the conversation around whether sexual desire can be a matter of pharmaceutical science.Dr. Sharon Parish, who practices sexual medicine at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, said the debate over HSDD is “an old argument that there’s no point in having anymore.” Regardless of the semiotics of female sexuality, there are women in the real world suffering distress from a lack of desire, Parish said. To deny them drugs that might help is to ignore their lived experience and minimize their pain, she said.“Lighting a candle and having a glass of wine isn’t helpful for these women, just as going to see a funny movie isn’t helpful for someone who’s depressed,” said Parish, who has served as a paid adviser to AMAG. FDA chastises maker of the Addyi female libido pill over trying to remove alcohol safety warning National Biotech Reporter Damian covers biotech, is a co-writer of The Readout newsletter, and a co-host of “The Readout LOUD” podcast. STAT+: Comparing the Covid-19 vaccines developed by Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson Cancer therapies should shrink tumors. Diabetes treatments ought to lower blood sugar. But what should society expect from drugs for sexual desire?In the coming days, the Food and Drug Administration will decide whether to approve an injection meant to increase women’s drive for sex. Its demonstrated effects are modest, but some doctors say the drug would meet a real need for thousands of women. Others, however, argue it is simply pharmaceutical overreach, another effort that reduces the complexity of human sexuality to a set of measurable dots on a chart.“It’s a mismatch of models,” said Leonore Tiefer, a sex therapist who previously ran the sex and gender clinic at New York’s Montefiore Medical Center. “They want the car repair model: ‘Hello, doctor, I’ve got this carburetor that doesn’t work in my car. Could you fix it for me without talking to me?’ It’s laughable.”advertisement Privacy Policy Damian Garde Related: Newsletters Sign up for Daily Recap A roundup of STAT’s top stories of the day. Tags Bostonsexual healthwomen’s health Trending Now:last_img read more

Wired with Whelan: Portlaoise had an Arts Festival before Galway or Kilkenny – and later a Jazz Festival too

first_img Pinterest Home Columnists Wired with Whelan: Portlaoise had an Arts Festival before Galway or Kilkenny… Columnists TAGSJazz Festival New Arles road opens but disquiet over who was invited to official opening Council Pinterest Charlie Flanagan on Electric Picnic: ‘I’d ask organisers to consult with community leaders’ Previous articleIn Pictures: St Paul’s LGFA end of year party a huge successNext articleDeaths in Laois – Friday, December 14, 2018 John WhelanJohn Whelan has been a journalist, commentator, columnist, political analyst, campaigner, politician and publisher ever since he was 17. Having been Editor of the Leinster Express, Offaly Express and the Leinster Leader he has also contributed extensively on a number of issues to all of the country’s flagship titles and programmes including the Irish Press, The Irish Independent, the Star, the Sunday Independent, the Sunday Business Post, The Sunday Times and Prime Time. He is founder of Communicate Ireland a PR, public affairs, event management and media services company.He is the author of the popular camping blog, Vanhalla – Camper Heaven. Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp WhatsApp By John Whelan – 14th December 2018 Twitter Community Wired with Whelan: Portlaoise had an Arts Festival before Galway or Kilkenny – and later a Jazz Festival too Facebook Community Facebook A brilliant Alf Harvey photograph from a Jazz Ball in the 1990s. This is one of many classic photos that appear in John Whelan’s new book, Growing Pains and Groing Up This is an extract from Growing Pains and Growing Up, John Whelan’s new book celebrating 40 years in Journalism. It is available to buy in All Books, Nook and Cranny and the Parish Centre in Portlaoise.If I had a penny for every time that people complain about the Town and how there’s nothing ever in it … while time and time again it’s the same half dozen who get out there and organise anything, give their time tirelessly and selflessly and volunteer to supervise or organise all the events and activities that the rest of us get to turn up at, enjoy … and criticise!!Portlaoise had an Arts Festival ever before Galway or Kilkenny, back in 1985. Ask John Dunne, Pat Critchley or Denise Dunne – it was organised in their kitchen – or Mary O’Sullivan, God rest her. ‘Miscellany’ her shop on Main Street was the box office.I’m not going to start naming names as I will for sure cause offence by leavingsomeone out, but we later had the Jazz Festival and after that again another Arts Festival.I’m not even going to go into the original Festival Francais de Portarlington, thanks to Ray Searson of the East End Hotel with its World Snail Eating Championships. Ray brought us Marc Quinquandon, a 27-year-old train engineer from Lorraine, all 166 kilos of him. The very embodiment of gastropod gastronomy as he demolished dozens of l’escargot along with the feeble competition to claim another title in the Market Square in Port’.Unfortunately, later that year, in November 1979, Marc was to die, from indigestion, as he attempted to gobble up his own world record.Mountmellick had the carnival and time of its life with its Mardi Gras of American Football, Morris Minor Rally, Diceman and Hank Halfhead and the Rambling Turkeysin 1987. The list goes on.Names aside, it was always the usual suspects who organised and who turned up to support these events, which at the time were on par with any in the country in terms of their ambition or programming.Their downfall was the lack of stamina, perseverance and capacity to stay going year after year in the face of too many obstacles, not least apathy.The savage loves his native shore and while I would be the first to own up to the shortcomings of Portlaoise and Laois, I don’t like anyone else running us down.Everyone is entitled to their view of course and to criticise, but I believe that you earn that right to give your tuppence worth if you have tried to make some contribution to do something yourself rather than be of the ‘Do you know what you should do,’ type of know-all.I’m not saying don’t complain, I’m saying at least make it constructive criticism and have some alternative to put forward.This is an extract from Growing Pains and Growing Up, John Whelan’s new book celebrating 40 years in Journalism. It is available to buy in All Books, Nook and Cranny and the Parish Centre in Portlaoise.SEE ALSO – Wired with Whelan: There are three sides to every story Laois secondary school announces scholarship winners for new academic yearlast_img read more

JDF Gets 107 New Members

first_imgAdvertisements FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail An additional 107 soldiers have been added to the complement of the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF).At the graduation ceremony, held recently at the Moneague Training Camp, in St. Ann, Minister of National Security, Senator Colonel Trevor MacMillan, said the need for more army personnel and more police personnel “is absolutely critical to us at this time.”“As you know, the crime situation in Jamaica is something that is most unacceptable and therefore we need to get both our Police Force and the Jamaica Defence Force up to full establishment,” Colonel MacMillan said.“The crime situation is something that can be overcome, but it is only going to be overcome when you all work closely with the people of Jamaica,” he added.The Minister congratulated the new members of the JDF for completing their training satisfactorily, and urged them to serve the country well and go about their duties in a professional manner.Meanwhile, graduate Richard Stewart told JIS News, that he was feeling very proud to be a part of the JDF family.“I’ve always wanted to achieve something special in life and I thought that taking the route of the JDF would give me that chance,” Private Stewart said, adding that it was overwhelming to know that he was also awarded a prize for ‘Best Shot.’Seventeen year-old George Fisher received an award for ‘Best Recruit.’ He told JIS News that the training was somewhat challenging, but it was worth it in the end.“From I was a child growing up, I always said that I want to be in the army. I am 17 years old and it feels great to be the best recruit out of 107 recruits,” Private Fisher said.He encouraged young people to aim high in life and to be positive in their thinking, if they intended to achieve their goals. RelatedJDF Gets 107 New Members RelatedJDF Gets 107 New Memberscenter_img JDF Gets 107 New Members UncategorizedDecember 23, 2008 RelatedJDF Gets 107 New Memberslast_img read more

New Mexico's Chaco Canyon: A Place Of Kings And Palaces?

first_imgShare Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Kings living in palaces may have ruled New Mexico’s Chaco Canyon a thousand years ago, causing Pueblo people to reject the brawny, top-down politics in the centuries that followed, according to a University of Colorado at Boulder archaeologist. University of Colorado Museum anthropology Curator Steve Lekson, who has studied Chaco Canyon for several decades, said one argument for royalty comes from the rich, crypt-style burials of two men discovered deep in a Chaco Canyon “great house” known as Pueblo Bonito several decades ago. They were interred about A.D. 1050 with a wealth of burial goods in Pueblo Bonito, a 600-room, four-story structure that was considered to be the center of the Chaco world, he said. Archaeologists have long been in awe of the manpower required to build Chaco’s elaborate structures and road systems, which required laborious masonry work, extended excavation and the transport of staggering amounts of lumber from forests 50 miles distant, he said. The scale of the architecture and backbreaking work undertaken for several centuries suggests a powerful centralized authority, said Lekson, curator of anthropology at the University of Colorado Museum. “I don’t think Chaco was a big happy barn-raising,” said Lekson, chief editor of “The Archaeology of Chaco Canyon: An Eleventh Century Pueblo Regional Center,” published in April 2006 by the School of American Research Press in Santa Fe, N.M. “Things were probably quite a bit grimmer than some have imagined.” “Kingship” developed in Mesoamerica about 2,000 years before Chaco, Lekson said, and kings quickly became a constant on the political landscape. “It’s not remarkable that there were small-scale kings and states at Chaco in A.D. 1100,” he said. “What is remarkable is that it took the Southwest so long to get around to it.” Located in northern New Mexico, Chaco Canyon was the hub of the Pueblo culture from about A.D. 850 to 1150 and is believed to have held political sway over an area twice the size of present-day Ohio. A center of ceremony and trade, the canyon is marked by 11 great houses oriented in solar, lunar and cardinal directions with roads that appear to have connected Chaco to outlying Pueblo communities. Researchers have long pondered how Chaco rulers wielded control over outlying Pueblo communities in present day Utah, Arizona and Colorado, he said. Such “outliers,” located up to 150 miles away, would have required that visitors from Chaco walk up to eight days straight in order to reach them, said Lekson, who is also a CU-Boulder anthropology professor. The answer may lie in the clarity of the Southwestern skies, the open landscape and the broad vistas that created an efficient “line-of-site” system, he said. “Chaco people could see Farview House at Mesa Verde, for example, and Farview could see Chaco,” he said. “I think similar linkages will be found between Chaco and the most distant outliers in all directions in the coming years.”‘ The roads, some as wide as four-lane highways, may have been used for ceremonial pilgrimages by priests and their followers, Lekson said. “They also could have been used by troops, tax collectors and inquisitors,” he said. Funded by the National Park Service and CU-Boulder, the new book is a collaboration of more than 30 years of fieldwork by hundreds of researchers and students, many of whom participated in a massive NPS Chaco excavation from 1971 to 1982. Scores of academics met around the Southwest during the past several years, discussing the most recent research and latest theories regarding Chaco for the book. The Archaeology of Chaco Canyon explores the natural environment and architecture, as well as Chaco’s economy, politics, history and regional influences. The authors also look at outside cultural influences from all directions, including ties to Mesoamerica, said Lekson. Twenty authors contributed to the book, including Lekson, CU Museum Director Linda Cordell, CU-Boulder anthropology doctoral student Derek Hamilton and Richard Wilshusen, who received his doctorate from CU-Boulder. Lekson estimates that 95 percent of the Chaco people lived in small pueblos, while an elite 5 percent lived in the great houses. Pueblo Bonito and the other Chaco great houses were “tall, empty monuments” that could have been used for a variety of activities, from ceremonies and storage to inns and even slave cells, he said. The culture’s architecture and settlement patterns changed dramatically in the region about 1300, when sites begin to look more like modern Pueblos. “Chaco has been characterized in oral histories as a wonderful, awful place where people got power over other people,” Lekson said. “Later Pueblo cultures in the region did not develop from Chaco, but rather represent a reaction against it, with people distancing themselves from a bad experience.” Published: June 4, 2006 last_img read more

Haute Couture French Bubbles Unite Fine Wine and High Fashion

first_imgShare Linkedin To learn more about the Boisset Collection, please visit www.boissetcollection.comAdvertisement AdvertisementST. HELENA, CA (March 23, 2017) – Haute Couture French Bubbles, the newest sparkling wine from the Boisset Collection unites the two quintessentially French worlds of fine wine and high fashion. Haute Couture is the ultimate expression of style, with grapes sourced from the finest terroirs throughout France. It is a sophisticated expression of time-honored French sparkling winemaking expertise in a bottle with a refreshingly modern, textured design that evokes the iconic world of the most unique fashion houses.“Our newest wine embodies how style influences our winemaking vision,” said Jean-Charles Boisset, proprietor of Boisset Collection. “Haute Couture is a composition of the best of France has to offer, tailor made into a beautiful elixir with a taste that is voluptuous, decadent and provocative!”The sparkler comes in both Blanc and Rosé versions and in standard 750 ml-sized bottles as well as in 187 ml  bottles — a petite Haute Couture moment ideal for inviting celebration and ensuring indulgence on any occasion.Uniting the worlds of wine, fashion and style has long been a passion of Boisset: “The same level of artistry, passion and attention to detail that comes together in creating a one-of-a-kind pieces of clothing goes into crafting a bottle of Haute Couture.”Haute Couture also resonates with the vibrant sparkling wine trend in the U.S. As bubbles enliven all occasions and invite a sense of celebration into any day of the week, sparkling wine has been the most dynamic category in the American wine market for the past eight years, with sales up 9% by volume for the year ending Nov. 6, 2016 according to Nielsen data, while Vinexpo and IWSR predicts global consumption of sparkling wines is expected to increase in volume by 7.4% from 2015 to 2019.French terroir is our atelier — the workshop — for Haute Couture, and the Boisset sparkling team led by Jean-Charles Boisset has crafted the perfect blend of grapes from a base of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. The dosage level rounds out the mouthfeel and provides delicate sweetness and a richness that makes Haute Couture stand out.Suggested retail price for both styles is $29.99 for the 750 ml bottle and $24.99 for a two-pack of the 187 ml bottles. The wines will be available nationwide.Whether you wear an avant-garde dress or a bespoke suit, assert your style with Haute Couture. Forever Sparkling. Forever in Fashion. Forever French.To learn more, please visit www.hautecouturebubbles.com.About Boisset CollectionBoisset is a family-owned collection of historic and unique wineries bound together by a common cause: authentic, terroir-driven wines in harmony with their history, their future and the land and people essential to their existence. With more than twenty-five historical and prestigious wineries in the world’s preeminent terroirs, including the Côte d’Or, Beaujolais, Rhône Valley, California’s Russian River Valley and the Napa Valley, each house retains its unique history, identity, and style, and all are united in the pursuit of fine wines expressive of their terroir. Home Industry News Releases Haute Couture French Bubbles Unite Fine Wine and High FashionIndustry News ReleasesWine BusinessHaute Couture French Bubbles Unite Fine Wine and High FashionBy Press Release – March 28, 2017 796 0 TAGSBoisset CollectionConsumer Facebookcenter_img Pinterest Email ReddIt Twitter Previous articleSteady Growth for Small and Independent BrewersNext articleNapa Valley Vintners to Participate in International Intellectual Property Meeting on Geographic Indications Press Releaselast_img read more

Amici Cellars Announces Two Winery Team Appointments

first_img TAGSAmici CellarsDante WestpeopleRoberto Barboza Facebook Email Advertisement(Napa Valley, Calif.)—August 3, 2020 — Amici Cellars, longtime Napa Valley independent, family run winery, is pleased to announce the hiring of Dante West as Assistant Winemaker and promotion of longtime winery employee Roberto Barboza as Cellar Master. “Our priority is to build a winery team that is focused on the long-term success of the winery,” said John Harris owner and CEO of Amici Cellars. “Dante and Roberto bring respected talent and knowledge to our winemaking team. I look forward to their contributions as we continue to evolve and invest in the future of Amici Cellars.”Dante West joins the Amici winemaking team as Assistant Winemaker. Since graduating from UC Davis with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Viticulture & Enology, Dante has spent the last five years working for many of Napa and Sonoma’s premier wineries including Arista Winery, Mending Wall Winery, and Flowers Vineyards & Winery. During this time, Dante gained extensive experience working in the cellar, lab and vineyard. As Assistant Winemaker, Dante will work alongside Amici winemakers Tony Biagi and Jesse Fox in the winery where he will oversee operations and assist in crafting Amici’s acclaimed wines from Napa and Sonoma.Roberto Barboza has been promoted to Cellar Master. With 25 years of experience working at wineries in Napa and Sonoma, including Cardinale, Provenance Vineyards, and Wattle Creek, Roberto has decades of experience in both the vineyard and cellar. Previously a cellar worker at Amici for the past four and a half years, Roberto is a highly regarded and dedicated member of the Amici winemaking team.About Amici CellarsTucked into Calistoga’s hillside with spectacular views overlooking the Palisades, Amici Cellars is located only a few minutes from downtown Calistoga. More than 25 years in the making, Amici Cellars focuses on small batch winemaking to craft its flagship Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon and select varietals, along with single-vineyard bottlings from many of Napa Valley’s most coveted heritage, hillside and valley vineyards. Amici Cellars’ winery is open to the public, by appointment, featuring a private tasting room. For more information or reservations, please visit www.amicicellars.com or call 707.967.9560.Advertisement Twitter Pinterest Share Home Industry News Releases Amici Cellars Announces Two Winery Team AppointmentsIndustry News ReleasesWine BusinessAmici Cellars Announces Two Winery Team AppointmentsBy Press Release – August 3, 2020 446 0 Linkedin ReddIt Previous articleStella Rosa Wines Launches First Ever Wine AppNext articleWashington Wine Launches Statewide Rallying Cry to Support Local Businesses this August for Washington State Wine Month Press Releaselast_img read more

Workshops to Examine National Strategy for Youth Streaming

first_imgWorkshops to Examine National Strategy for Youth Streaming Vision 2030February 4, 2011Written by: Alphea Saunders FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail RelatedWorkshops to Examine National Strategy for Youth Streaming The Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture, in collaboration with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), will roll out a series of workshops and consultations next month, to discuss a national strategy for making the youth an integral part of the planning and implementation of all Government policies and programmes.The move is in keeping with the concept  of  “youth mainstreaming” which is a process of assessing the implications for young persons, of any planned action, including legislation, policies, programmes and projects, in all areas and at all levels. It is a holistic approach to programming, infused with human rights and results-based management principles.Jamaica recommitted itself to youth mainstreaming as the key strategy of the Commonwealth Plan of Action for Youth Empowerment, when Prime Minister, Hon. Bruce Golding endorsed the plan at the 2007 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Uganda.In outlining plans for the initiative in her contribution to the 2010/11 Sectoral Debate in the House of Representatives yesterday (February 2), portfolio Minister, Hon. Olivia Grange explained that the Ministry had chosen sports as the special vehicle through which to implement this inclusive approach, and helping the youth to contribute to the Vision 2030 Jamaica National Development Plan.“The Ministry is bringing the key stakeholders together to share ideas, to promote joint work, and ensure that there are high standards and common aims.  Complementing this is the recently re-launched inter-ministerial team on youth (which) brings together senior personnel from ministries, agencies and NGOs (non-governmental organisations), who work in youth development,” she outlined.A key concept of mainstreaming is that all key players must work towards common goals through increased collaboration, alliances, and coordination. RelatedWorkshops to Examine National Strategy for Youth Streamingcenter_img Story HighlightsThe Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture, in collaboration with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), will roll out a series of workshops and consultations next month, to discuss a national strategy for making the youth an integral part of the planning and implementation of all Government policies and programmes.The move is in keeping with the concept  of  “youth mainstreaming” which is a process of assessing the implications for young persons, of any planned action, including legislation, policies, programmes and projects, in all areas and at all levels. It is a holistic approach to programming, infused with human rights and results-based management principles.Jamaica recommitted itself to youth mainstreaming as the key strategy of the Commonwealth Plan of Action for Youth Empowerment, when Prime Minister, Hon. Bruce Golding endorsed the plan at the 2007 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Uganda. Advertisements RelatedWorkshops to Examine National Strategy for Youth Streaminglast_img read more

China awards FDD-LTE 4G licences

first_img Previous ArticleYouTube launches family-friendly appNext ArticleHTC aims high with latest One flagship; pushes into wearables HomeAsiaNews China awards FDD-LTE 4G licences China Telecom and China Unicom have finally been awarded nationwide FDD-LTE 4G licences by the country’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, a move that will put them on more equal footing with market leader China Mobile.The number two and three operators in the country, which until now have only had a licence to run so-called hybrid FDD-TDD trials in 56 cities, have been at a huge disadvantage to China Mobile.In December 2013 the government awarded TD-LTE 4G licenses (based on unpaired spectrum), which benefited China Mobile more than its rivals as the operator’s 3G network was already based on technology that used unpaired spectrum (TD-SCDMA). In contrast, China Telecom and China Unicom had 3G networks based on FDD (paired spectrum) technology and so prefer the more globally popular FDD-LTE version of 4G technology.The effect of that technology split is shown by the fact China Telecom and China Unicom together only have around 10 million LTE connections, compared to China Mobile’s 90 million. Today’s news will in theory enable both carriers to rapidly expand their 4G networks. Justin Springham Author Justin manages the editorial content for the Mobile World Live portal and award-winning Mobile World Live TV service. In the last few years Justin has launched and grown a portfolio of premier media products, which include the Mobile World Congress… Read more AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 27 FEB 2015 last_img read more